National Disability Employment Awareness Month Local Event
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year’s theme is entitled, “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” In support of this event, the Berea Human Rights Commission is sponsoring a community forum on employment of people with disabilities tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of Berea City Hall. The speaker will be Katie Whaley, Project Director at University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute, who specializes in supported employment and incentives available for employers who hire people with disabilities. Ms. Whaley will also provide information regarding agencies and organizations that assist people with disabilities in finding employment, as well as resource tools and accommodations available to help these individuals flourish in the workplace.
Source: MG News
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